The grants summary includes a project highlight, a breakdown of funding by SARE project type, the total funding for the state since 1988 and state grant recipients.
Northeast SARE’s network of state coordinators--housed at each land grant university throughout the region--conduct professional development programs and share information about our grant programs and other sustainable agriculture resources in their respective states.
Peyton Ginakes is a Research Associate in University of Maine Cooperative Extension. She conducts applied research to address knowledge gaps in specialty crop production for Maine farmers. With a background in organic soil and weed management, she is currently focused on developing fruit and vegetable variety selection and cultural practice recommendations, and exploring sustainable soil management practices, such as tarping and composting, for diversified vegetable operations. She received her BS in Environmental Science and Soil Science, and PhD in Applied Plant Sciences, from the University of Minnesota.
Ellen is a professor of Sustainable Agriculture and Extension Specialist at the University of Maine where her research and outreach programs focus on grain, pulse, and oilseed production, both organic and conventional, for local food and feed markets, and on the use of organic amendments like manure, compost, and green manures for crop fertility. She received her B.S. from Swarthmore College, M.S. from the University of Wisconsin, and Ph.D. from the University of Maine.
SARE in Maine
Since 1988, SARE has awarded numerous grants in every state and Island Protectorate. Aimed at advancing sustainable innovations, these grants add up to an impressive portfolio of sustainable agriculture efforts across the nation.
The Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) Program is inviting farmers and growers to submit proposals to its Farmer Grant Program. Proposals are due online by 5 p.m. on Nov. 16 for projects starting next spring. Funded projects, which are capped at $30,000, will be announced in late February 2022. The call for proposals, […]